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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2992

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Hanuman's Tail on Sri Lanka Again

By Subramanian Swamy - President, Janata Party of India & Fmr. Union Commerce & Law Minister

LTTEhas developed contacts with Al Qaeda in Afghanistan writes Subramanian Swamy, a former Law and Commerce Minister of India and Leader of The Janata Party of India, who is one of the Think Tanks of the India Foreign Policy and had access to classified intelligence reports. He adds LTTE developed contacts with Al Qaeda and also with ISI in Pakistan, and helped their drug-running through India.

Killings in the East prove- Karuna still commands the East.

According to the latest reports received from the Eastern Provincial town of Batticalao, the second person Senathi too had succumbed to the gunshot injuries and died.

ADB Establishes Regional Fund to Strengthen Port Security and to Combat Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism in Developing Asia

Asian Development Bank has formally established a trust fund to strengthen assistance to its developing member countries in fighting money laundering and the financing of terrorism.

Unidentified Gunmen Attack LTTE Cadres in Batticaloa

In two separate shooting incidents reported from the East of Sri Lanka, four Cadres belonging to Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam were shot, in which one died, one lay in critical condition and two of them sustained gunshot injuries.

A Canadian Tamil Organization Collecting funds Conducting "Sam-Panthar by Evening"

R.Sampanthan, Trincomalee District Member of Parliament from the Ilankai Thamil Arasu Kadchi and the leader of the Parliamentary Group of Tamil National Allaance – a proxy party of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, who is presently in United States of America on a familiarization trip with the LTTE organizations in the North American pockets, would attend a "Rehabilitation Evening" function organized by the Canada based Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.

Howard seals Thai free trade deal

Prime Minister John Howard and his Thai counterpart, Thaksin Sinawatra, have witnessed the signing of a bilateral free trade agreement (FTA) in Canberra.

New York's 9/11 \"Freedom Tower\" cornerstone laid

Families of the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks joined New York City's mayor and two state governors on Sunday to lay the granite cornerstone of the "Freedom Tower" skyscraper at the site of the destroyed World Trade Center.

Two Rohingya Girls Gang Raped in Bangladesh

Two Rohingya refugee girls were gang raped by Bangladeshi local goons at Teknaf, a border town of Bangladesh, according to our correspondent. Up to date the Bangladesh police has failed to take any action.

Militants deny killing U.S. marine hostage in Iraq

An Islamist militant group denied on Sunday it had beheaded a U.S. marine missing in Iraq and seen earlier being threatened by his captors with a sword.

NSCN (K) appeals to maintain calm to Nagas and Assamese

By Oken Jeet Sandham- Asian Tribune

The NSCN (K) expressed shock on the sudden escalation of violence on Assam-Nagaland border areas wherein a magistrate and a police constable of Assam were allegedly killed by NSCN (IM).

India successfully test-fired Agni-I

By Hemanta Kumar Rout – Asian Tribune

India on Sunday successfully test-fired its sophisticated, surface-to-surface, Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile (IRBM) Agni-I from a mobile launcher in the Inner Wheeler Island, based at Dhamara in Bhadrak district of Orissa. This missile was test-fired at around 10.10 AM, this morning.

Survey: AIDS plaguing 2 out of 10 Thai monks

A survey that stunned health researchers a few years ago yet was never revealed to the public provides a glimpse of serious HIV/Aids and other physical and mental health problems among Buddhist monks.